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Wesley O’Brien, Michael J. Duncan, Orlagh Farmer and Diarmuid Lester

, and PA include running, hopping, skipping (locomotor), throwing, catching, kicking (object control), balancing, twisting, and dodging (stability) ( Department of Education Victoria, 1996 ; Gallahue, Ozmun, & Goodway, 2012 ). Previous evidence suggests that children have the developmental potential to

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Tamara May, Nicole Rinehart, Lisa Barnett, Trina Hinkley, Jane McGillivray, Helen Skouteris, Delwyne Stephens and Debra Goldfinch

, Hass, Naik, Lodha, & Cauraugh, 2010 ; Kindregan, Gallagher, & Gormley, 2015 ; Nayate, Bradshaw, & Rinehart, 2005 ). Fundamental movement skills (FMS) can be described as object control (object manipulation: e.g., throwing a ball), locomotor skills (movements of the body from one spot to another: e

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Dean J. Kriellaars, John Cairney, Marco A.C. Bortoleto, Tia K.M. Kiez, Dean Dudley and Patrice Aubertin

and social settings throughout their childhood ( Jurbala, 2015 ; Whitehead, 2010 ). Children with greater competence in locomotor skills have significantly less sedentary time than those with poorer locomotor skills, and total motor skill performance is significantly associated with time spent in

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Margaret K. Danilovich, David E. Conroy and T. George Hornby

, Lee, & Schmidt, 2008 ; Kleim & Jones, 2008 ). For example, data in patients with or without neurological injury (stroke or SCI) suggest that stepping practice at high aerobic intensities (70–80% of predicted maximum heart rate) or difficult stepping tasks may facilitate gains in locomotor function

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Jill Pawlowski, E. Andrew Pitchford, Daniel W. Tindall and Seo Hee Lee

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locomotor function in children with cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled pilot study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98 (11), 2126–2133. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.04.022

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A. Paige Lane, Sergio L. Molina, DaShae A. Tolleson, Stephen J. Langendorfer, Jacqueline D. Goodway and David F. Stodden

history in research, more recently, the standing long jump has been recommended as a measure for musculoskeletal fitness in children ( Institute of Medicine, 2012 ). This fundamental foot locomotor activity requires manipulation of one’s center of mass (COM) and extremities with initial preparatory and

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Andrea Nicolò, Marco Montini, Michele Girardi, Francesco Felici, Ilenia Bazzucchi and Massimo Sacchetti

rhythm may be coupled with the locomotor rhythm. 17 Therefore, further studies are required to verify whether f R reflects physical effort during exercise modalities different from cycling. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that f R , unlike V ˙ O 2 and HR, is a good marker of physical effort

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Natasha Schranz, Vanessa Glennon, John Evans, Sjaan Gomersall, Louise Hardy, Kylie D. Hesketh, David Lubans, Nicola D. Ridgers, Leon Straker, Michalis Stylianou, Grant R. Tomkinson, Stewart Vella, Jenny Ziviani and Tim Olds

children aged 9–15 y fall in the 35th %ile relative to international and European norms (mean [95%CI]: 35 [29–41]). 13 Movement Skills* D+ Objectively measured movement skill data show 36% of girls and 41% of boys in Grade 6 demonstrate mastery in locomotor movement skills, with 25% and 54% respectively

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on Locomotor, Physiological, and Perceptual Responses Jonathon J.S. Weakley * Dale B. Read * Hugh H.K. Fullagar * Carlos Ramirez-Lopez * Ben Jones * Cloe Cummins * John A. Sampson * 11 11 2019 1 05 2020 15 5 677 684 10.1123/ijspp.2019-0078 ijspp.2019-0078 Mechanical Properties of

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Sandra Silva-Santos, Amanda Santos, Michael Duncan, Susana Vale and Jorge Mota

feet, and locomotor skills, such as walking and hopping to describe goal-directed human movement ( Barnett, Salmon, & Hesketh, 2016 ; Sanchez et al., 2017 ), that are ideally learned during preschool and early school years ( Barnett, Salmon, et al., 2016 ) and which are associated with the practice of